DescriptionFinal Fantasy IV is a remake of the classic Japanese RPG that was first released for SNES, known as Final Fantasy II in the West.
Unlike the many subsequent ports (to Playstation, GameBoy Advance, etc.), this release is a full remake, programmed from scratch with real-time 3D graphics. The characters have a "super-deformed" touch. There is also voice acting during cut-scenes. A new option has been added to the menu, which allows the player to read a conversation between party members and receive advice from them.
It also features many gameplay additions. The difficulty level has been increased, not only beyond the difficulty of the Western SNES release (which was reduced compared to Japanese original and subsequent ports), but even beyond the original difficulty. The party members are still bound by class, but they can now hunt for so-called "augments", which can be found or stolen from enemies and which grant the characters additional bonus abilities, resistances, spells that their class would normally not allow, etc.
Beside those major changes, there are also plenty of minor additions. It is possible to obtain bonus items after exploring every corner and filling 100% of an area map; Rydia, the summoner girl, has a new monster summon who can be customized in various ways; there is a new quest involving the "naming" moogle of the original game, etc.
- "ファイナルファンタジーIV" -- Japanese spelling
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The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Jul 21, 2008||100|
|The Review Busters||2008||9.75 out of 10||98|
|GameFocus||Aug 18, 2008||9.1 out of 10||91|
|GameZone||Aug 04, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|GameSpy||Jul 25, 2008||90|
|FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network||Aug 17, 2008||88 out of 100||88|
|Jolt (UK)||Sep 18, 2008||8.5 out of 10||85|
|UGO (UnderGroundOnline)||Jul, 2008||B+||83|
|Nintendojo||Aug, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|1UP||Jul 11, 2008||B||75|
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Related Web Sites
- Final Fantasy IV -- Official Website.
- OC ReMix Game Profile -- Fan remixes of music from Final Fantasy IV, including the album "Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption".